Midterm Elections Money: See Which States Raised Over $100 Million

See how many millions Republicans and Democrats received.
  • For the midterm elections, some states have raised over $100 million for the races combined.
  • Republicans hold a majority in the House, and they currently hold the majority by a slim margin in the Senate.
  • Eleven states allow for unlimited political contributions.
  • Americans elect a president every four years, but that’s not where a citizen’s civic duty starts and ends. The legislative branch, comprised of elected officials in the House of Representatives and Senate who enact the nation’s laws, has many of its members up for re-election in 2018.

    In the race to control Congress, state primaries are taking place now through the end of the year, with both of the major parties — Democrats and Republicans — jockeying for a majority.

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    As it stands, Republicans hold a four-seat majority in the Senate. Republicans hold 236 seats to Democrats’ 193 seats in the House.

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    Tens of Millions Are Contributed to Midterm Elections in Almost Every State

    To prevent corruption and voter fraud, all campaign contributions must be transparent. Campaign finance laws regulate the amounts donated to political candidates. These laws also regulate the disclosure of information on candidates’ campaign funds. Every state has its own contribution limit for each level of elected office, but in 11 of the 50 states, the sky’s the limit.

    Although fifteen states raised less than $10 million on the races combined this year, two states raised over $100 million for the midterm elections.

    Campaign finance reform opens up a larger and more complex ethical debate about the nation’s richest simply “buying” elections. Take, for instance, the Koch brothers: Advocacy groups linked to the businessmen were planning to spend up to $400 million toward midterm elections, CNBC reported earlier this year.

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    According to OpenSecrets.org — a website dedicated to tracking money in U.S. politics and powered by the Center for Responsive Politics, which is nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit — this is how much money your state has raised for 2018’s midterm elections:

    How Much Your State Has Raised for 2018 Midterm Elections
    State Total Amount Raised for House Races Total Amount Raised for Senate Races Date and Type of Election
    Alabama $9,894,683 N/A Primary runoff: July 17, 2018
    Alaska $1,493,344 N/A Primary runoff: Aug. 21, 2018
    Arizona $17,506,338 $19,752,270 House and Senate primary: Aug. 28, 2018
    Arkansas $6,147,366 N/A Primary runoff: June 19, 2018
    California $113,577,004 $16,574,061 House and Senate primary: June 5, 2018
    Colorado $11,059,357 N/A House primary: June 26, 2018
    Connecticut $6,608,732 $13,543,775 Senate primary: Aug. 14, 2018
    Delaware $875,907 $3,624,332 Senate primary: Sept. 6, 2018
    Florida $54,382,516 $40,374,276 House and Senate primary: Aug. 28, 2018
    Georgia $21,763,425 N/A Primary runoff: July 24, 2018
    Hawaii $3,550,610 $4,025,476 Senate primary: Aug. 11, 2018
    Idaho $1,491,189 N/A House primary: May 15, 2018
    Illinois $39,878,033 N/A House primary: March 20, 2018
    Indiana $12,417,469 $19,821,551 House and Senate primary: May 8, 2018
    Iowa $9,635,935 N/A House primary: June 5, 2018
    Kansas $11,136,476 N/A House primary: Aug. 7, 2018
    Kentucky $10,306,542 N/A House primary: May 22, 2018
    Louisiana $9,719,150 N/A House primary: Nov. 6, 2018
    Maine $4,794,001 $5,422,172 House and Senate primary: June 12, 2018
    Maryland $21,245,082 $5,652,532 Senate primary: June 26, 2018
    Massachusetts $22,954,506 $43,513,440 Senate primary: Sept. 4, 2018
    Michigan $31,912,785 $24,495,356 House and Senate primary: Aug. 7, 2018
    Minnesota $19,910,935 $17,065,628 House and Senate primary: Aug. 14, 2018
    Mississippi $2,736,125 $11,919,467 Primary runoff: June 26, 2018
    Missouri $12,264,325 $29,353,552 House and Senate primary: Aug. 7, 2018
    Montana $7,715,062 $16,059,721 House and Senate primary: June 5, 2018
    Nebraska $4,229,140 $6,774,414 House and Senate primary: May 15, 2018
    Nevada $5,465,635 $19,914,386 House and Senate primary: June 12, 2018
    New Hampshire $8,112,787 N/A House primary: Sept. 11, 2018
    New Jersey $27,195,038 $25,606,858 House and Senate primary: June 5, 2018
    New Mexico $4,188,316 $7,885,342 House and Senate primary: June 5, 2018
    New York $49,579,638 $19,085,544 House and Senate primary: June 26, 2018
    North Carolina $21,375,712 N/A House primary: May 8, 2018
    North Dakota $1,385,625 $14,117,055 Senate primary: June 12, 2018
    Ohio $25,661,041 $29,356,255 House general election: Aug. 7, 2018
    Oklahoma $5,258,400 N/A Primary runoff: Aug. 28, 2018
    Oregon $9,094,690 N/A House primary: May 15, 2018
    Pennsylvania $40,309,895 $22,334,943 House and Senate primary: May 15, 2018
    Rhode Island $2,110,122 $6,637,907 Senate primary: Sept. 12, 2018
    South Carolina $10,809,835 N/A Primary runoff: June 26, 2018
    South Dakota $1,248,025 N/A Primary runoff: Aug. 14, 2018
    Tennessee $16,810,198 $16,458,437 Senate primary: Aug. 2, 2018
    Texas $54,831,076 $47,242,673 Special House election: June 30, 2018
    Utah $8,466,104 $4,892,639 House and Senate primary: June 26, 2018
    Vermont $649,800 $8,549,567 Senate primary: Aug. 14, 2018
    Virginia $22,090,346 $19,047,137 House and Senate primary: June 12, 2018
    Washington $24,186,995 $11,731,218 House and Senate primary: Aug. 7, 2018
    West Virginia $4,121,284 $10,208,154 House and Senate primary: May 8, 2018
    Wisconsin $21,348,921 $26,968,473 House and Senate primary: Aug. 14, 2018
    Wyoming $621,211 $8,427,764 Senate primary: Aug. 21, 2018
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